I’ve spent most of the week pretty angry.
We had IUI #2 on Sunday and it was not a good experience. I got my positive OPK on CD13, so that was a good sign, but I had been having pain in my left ovary since Friday, and I was really worried about too many follicles.
My regular RE Dr. C wasn’t there. He trades weekends with his partner Dr T, who I hadn’t met before. We started off on the wrong foot when they told D that he couldn’t come back for the ultrasound with me. They took him to have his “date with a cup” at the same time as they took me back. Right away that put me a little on edge. If they were starting the semen spinning before we even knew my status, would we even have the opportunity to cancel? I never asked, but it certainly didn’t ever feel like I had the option.
Dr. T started by looking at my right ovary – no dominant follicle. And then on my left – 1 follicle. Should be good news after all my worry over ovulating too early or having too many follicles. But instead of the 16mm-20mm follicle that we should have seen, mine was 31mm. No wonder I had pain. Dr. T continually told me it was fine. That they worry about too small not too big. But that’s not what I know from my time in the IF world. I haven’t found anything from a reputable source online, but the general consensus is over 25mm is too big. And I do know one other IFer who has had follicles 30+ and her RE said that over 30mm there wasn’t much of a chance. I felt really blown off by Dr. T. I asked him twice about it while we were there, and when I called on Monday to see what Dr. C thought, he wasn’t there and the nurse just asked Dr T again, even though I told her that I had already talked to him and that I wanted to hear what MY doc said.
So we’re going through the motions – still doing progesterone suppositories until 14DPO. But I feel like there is little to no chance. I’ve been pretty pissed off and had little patience for anything this week. Coming off of a benched cycle, to feel like there is no shot again just sucks. And it’s June.